Timeless Elegance

When it comes to choosing a clutch to go with that fabulous saree, suit or your pretty dress, choices abound. But very often I have seen Indian women carrying clutches that are so traditional that it is hard to pair them with any specific western outfit. Like jewelry, I believe that a clutch (or a bag) should also be multi functional and should go well with both Indian as well as western outfits.



I came across these pretty clutches a while ago. And on the first look most of them, if not all, look like they would go fabulously well with a pretty gown or dress or any polished (formal, stylish) western outfit. But the fact is that most of them would work fabulously well with an Indian dress too. To get an idea of what I am talking about take a look at the pictures below where I have tried to mix and match the dresses and clutch together. A fabulous clutch is a perfect accessory that can add to or take away so much elegance and charm from the whole look.


Here are some Do’s and Don’ts to help you find this perfect accessory for your look.

- Do hunt for bags/clutches etc that are versatile.
- Do try to add a pop of color to your outfit with the clutch.
- Don’t go for too matching matching look.
- Don’t go for a very unusual (eye catching) clutch on you wedding day. You don’t want to divert the attention away from yourself and from your wedding outfit. (for the same reason I haven’t paired any clutch with lehenga).



- Don’t (usually, unless absolutely necessary) pair a fancy suit or a saree with a big handbag (like mine below). Indian dresses look so much more elegant with clutches.
- Do have at least 2-3 different shapes in your collection. e.g. a box shape, a potli types, rectangular or a coin purse.
- And, as I always say, do stay pretty and stride away in style.

32 comments:

libys11 said...

awesome! i love that clutches can really add a hint of color and bling to an outfit! :D

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anamika said...

I am drooooling over them:

anamika said...

I am drooooling over them:

Ce qui m'inspire said...

You are so right about making sure that things are versatile! It makes so much more sense to buy something that you can get a lot of use out of because it matches! (Rather than either not using it, or using it and looking crazy because it doesn't match what you're wearing it with!) And if you have a really versatile clutch, you'll spend less money, as well as have more room in your closet because you won't be buying tons of other ones to each match a specific outfit!

I also really like how you paired all these images together!

Ce qui m'inspire

Vogue Vibes said...

Wow!!!!..What a Collection!!..i love all of em...:-)
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The Goddess of Boho said...

These are unusual.
Need I say gorgeous?!
You have just inspired me to go cluthch hunting :D

xx

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Tanvi said...

Great pointers. I wish the Indian Janta would read them ... :) Ah! but they won't learn :P Hehe ... Have a Fab Weekend babes!

Isabel said...

ooh i love them!

Isabel @ Walk of Fashion

Sovina said...

@ charlotte- yup i totally believe that if u r spending so much money on something you should use it to max..thanks :)

@vogue vibes - thanks for following dear:))

@goddess of boho & isabel -thanks :)

@tanvi- i wish they read my blog before going shopping :))

God Made Me fuNky said...

love all the clutches here. I love them, they can truly transform an outfit. I love how fancy they make me feel:)

Style, She Wrote said...

Great clutches. They are so versatile and they could definitely go with both Indian and Western fashion!

style'n said...

ok love the post on the clutches but I keep looking at that green sari with the embroidery. Any idea where I can get that sari???? :)

Splurgerina said...

All of them are gorgeous..where are they all from? I need all of them! :D And the clothes are beautiful too..ahh I feel like wearing Indian clothes!

Scribblers Inc said...

A whole blog on dressin up for THE wedding?pretty innovative! I am sure its prolly actin like manna for all those pwetty women up there!:)

wishes with what you are doin!
Scribblers Inc.

Jesa said...

Oh! I love this!

Great inspiration!
Cheers, Jesa

Kiran Bajaj Sawhney said...

Lovely clutches you have shown. I agree that they should go well both with Indian and western. My vote for that is Judith Leiber and Bottega Veneta.

Shantanu said...

Sovina : we may agree on this that I donot have that much knowledge in this stuff. But it gives such a good vibes. Also, one of my friend is gona get married this december, I am gona suggest her to visit this place.

I know she'll be too much happy seeing this. good work good collection. You are a fashion designer, ain't you?

suruchi said...

Hi Sovi...
Clutches are super chic n cool...
The oversized jumbo bag gets tiresome n clingy sometimes n these little somethings come to rescue...

You’ve matched the clutches with the outfits so perfectly!
Loved the multi coloured one, the rose patterned and also the metallic pink...
The metallic ones on the racks are to die for these days!

Persis Shah said...

great tip! i love clutches too.

Persis.

Leia said...

So basically I need to buy a clutch! haha

Sherin said...

I find it so hard to find a clutch, especially matching them with something. Thanks for the tips.

Ruth said...

wow.. so colorful and the clutches are beautiful!!

i came by to let you know that i have an award fro you. Please come by and get it...:)
~ Ruth

Krimly said...

ohhh I love love love it!!!!! this is gorgeous girl!! keep it up please!!

My fav is the clutch in second photo! But they are all so beautiful! :)

Noble Beeyotch said...

I would so buy some of these clutches. They look pretty versatile...I could even pair them with a normal jeans-tee and it would work!

xoxo
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Vivarjitha said...

beautiful ones....especially the 1st one...looks gr8!!!

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

hey ...

regarding your post on long tops with lehengas ... i wear long tops with my long skirts as long as the skirts are straight cut, and not the umbrella cut ones. i think they looks super cool ....

i dont wear lehengas .. so no comment on that ....

but with wrap arounds, i usually prefer a short top as the wrap around tie gives a top a very unflattering bulge.

Reg clutches ,,,, i usually dont carry purses / handbags ... but if i have to, then it's always jute for me ....

i am more of an earth colour person ..... i prefer maroons and greens than pinks etc ... but these days, i notice than pink and light greens and sky blues suit me and make me look v diff

Sovina said...

@kiran - yeah lieber is a classic..and the one you got recently is my favorite ..i like the elephant one too..

@shantanu - thanks for appreciating the effort..and please do tell your friend about it..i want to have her feedback..and no i am not a designer.not by a long shot..just have an insatiable interest in all pretty things..:)

@suruchi - thanku for your lovely lovely comments ...they always bring a big smile on my face..i too love the pink and the yellow ones..and yeah matching with the outfit took a lot of time but i think it was worth the effort..:))

@persis - thanks

@leia - yeah..even i just got onerecently..most of the ones i have posted are available on overstock.com

@sherin - thanks dear :)

@ruth - will visit soon sweetie..thanku so much for the award..just out for a few days..but will be back tomorrow :))

Fé... said...

Stunningly beautiful...

The Urban Fashion Gal said...

Love those pieces. Ive seen a lot of sari inspired clutches lately, I bought a fab red one the other day.
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Tamanna A. Shaikh said...

jaanemann!! I m loving that white oine with a rose...classic hai....where you at? hibernating like me?

TheMadTwins said...

We love this looks ^^ Only I wouldn't wear it, but we do find it very beautifully

btw: if you would like to take a picture of you jewelry bow :D We would love to see it! ^^

xxx Loves The Mad Twins